COVID-19 and Jail Releases Webinar

This webinar explores how counties are working to release people from their jails during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can support the people coming out of jail. County justice system representatives and community partners also discuss the mechanisms counties are using to reduce the number of people in jail in order to prevent the spread of infection, how to collaborate with community organizations to facilitate release, and how to communicate with the public about these efforts. Panelists share lessons learned that could be sustained beyond the pandemic.

  • Tiffany Iheanacho, Justice Resource Coordinator, Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Era Laudermilk, Deputy of Policy & Strategic Planning, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
  • Patrick Sullivan, Site Launch Coordinator and Site Manager, The Bail Project
  • Claire Starling, Assistant District Attorney, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office


Women's Pathways Into and Out of Jail in Buncombe County

Findings from Research with Women Detained in Buncombe County and Recommendations for Reducing the Use of Jail

This report presents an analysis of women’s experiences with the local criminal legal system in Buncombe County, North Carolina: their pathways into and out of the jail, their living conditions and concerns during detention, and their perspectives on how services and systems in the county can improve. This study occurred in September 2021 at a time ...

  • Jennifer Peirce , Tara Dhanraj Roden , Sandhya Kajeepeta , Elizabeth Swavola , Jesmeen Grewal
November 16, 2022